Re: New with some questions
When someone mentions tendonitis, the first thing I think of is, have you had a full thyroid panel run recently. Endocrine aberrations can contribute significantly to fibro pain. And for me, the tendonitis is definitely a low-thyroid signal.
Most docs are trained to screen thryoid w/a TSH test, which is insufficient if you have fibro &/or tendonitis. You need to have these tests: free T3, free T4, and thyroid antibodies. No other tests can substitute for the information you get from these. And, if you have the tests run, get hard copies of the lab results, complete w/reference ranges. You want to know where you are in those ref ranges -- towards the middle is better than at the low end for the free thyroid hormones.
Of course, some people prefer to medicate pain away, but if there is a thyroid hormone deficit, it does make sense to address that.
If you work out a lot, you may already take a multivite with extra Bs, but if not, you may want to look into that. B6 deficiency can trigger susceptibility to tendonitis.
I think people vary in their response to the tender points. And, how it feels may also depend on whether you're in a flare or not.